The Bangladesh Premier League still has one more league game to play before the playoffs begin. With all four playoff spots already secured, there isn’t the same level of excitement that we see in other leagues on the final day of the league stage. But that doesn’t mean the encounter is over.
Fortune Barishal has already secured a playoff spot and has been very impressive in the tournament this season. They have no chance of finishing at the top of the table, so if they want to go all the way, they will have to go through the eliminator.
Khulna Tigers, on the other hand, have been terrible in the tournament. With only two wins out of 11 games, this is not the campaign they hoped for. They’d like to end on a high note and build momentum for the next edition.
The 42nd Match between Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers will take place on February 10th, 2023 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers, 42nd Match, Bangladesh Premier League 2023
Date: February 10, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
When you’ve qualified for the playoffs with a few games to spare, you can’t complain. They have been very impressive this season and will be looking to win the Bangladesh Premier League.
The Fortune Barshal’s fortunes could not have been worse after losing the toss and being put into bat first. From early wickets in the powerplay to consistent wicket losses, they were unable to build any momentum to finish on a high note. Bowling them out for 121 runs was not the warm-up they needed before the playoffs. Mahmudullah led the way with 36 runs off 26 balls.
The bowling department didn’t have much to defend, but they made the best of it. Economical bowling and wicket-taking at crucial junctures carried the game until Andre Russell finished it off with a quickfire cameo. Ebadot Hossain was outstanding, taking two wickets and conceding only 18 runs.
Shakib Al Hasan, Kazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Chris Gayle, Obed Macka, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehdi Hasan, Fazle Mahmood, Touhid Hridoy, Ziaur Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Saikat Ali, Naeem Hasan, Taizul Islam, Salman Hossain Emon, Niroshan Dickwella, Irfan Shukkur, Mujib Ur Rahman, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Aljari Joseph
Players to watch out for:
Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain
Possible Playing XI:
Anamul Haque(w), Fazle Mahmud, Chaturanga de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Karim Janat, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
Whatever could have gone wrong for the Khulna Tigers this season, did go wrong for the Khulna Tigers. Losing 9 of your first 11 games is extremely embarrassing. They will, however, want to get their act together and prepare thoroughly for the next edition.
They got off to a bad start after winning the toss and electing to bat first, losing three wickets in the powerplay alone. They lost 8 wickets and only managed to score 113 runs. Mahmudul Hasan Joy led the way with 41 runs in 41 balls.
The bowling department faced a difficult task in limiting the opposition, but they started off extremely well, taking two quick wickets. But, in the end, the total was too low to defend, and they suffered a crushing defeat, losing by 6 wickets. Mohammad Saifuddin was the standout bowler, taking one wicket while allowing only 13 runs in three overs.
Mushfiqur Rahim, Sheikh Mehdi Hasan, Vanuka Rajapaksa, Navin ul Haq, Saumya Sarakara, Kamrul Islam, Yasir Ali, Farhad Reza, Rony Talukder, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Jaker Ali Anik, Nabil Samad, Thisara Perera, Sekuge Prosonno, and Sikandar Raza
Players to watch out for:
Shai Hope, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Saifuddin, Paul van Meekeren
Possible Playing XI:
Shai Hope (w/c), Andrew Balbirnie, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Yasir Ali, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Paul van Meekeren, Nahidul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Murad, Nasum Ahmed
Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Head to Head
Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Toss Prediction
The team that won the toss would prefer to bowl first. Given the venue’s history and track record, teams will look to chase under the lights. It would be a much better option now that batting under lights is becoming easier.
Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Pitch Report
Dhaka, Bangladesh is home to the Shere Bangla National Stadium. The stadium, which has a capacity of 26,000 people, is one of the most frequently used for international matches in Bangladesh.
The pitch is usually slower, which helps the spinners as the tournament progresses. The team batting first has won 31 of the 65 matches played here, while the team batting second has won 34.
The weather appears to be ideal for a game of cricket, with no signs of rain. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 28°C and 16°C.
Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Prediction
Fortune Barishal may have already qualified for the playoffs, but they will want to enter the eliminator with a win and positive momentum. Khulna Tigers, on the other hand, must play for pride because they still have a chance to avoid finishing last in the table. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Fortune Barishal is the favourite to beat Khulna Tigers at the odds of 1.50.
Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Ebadot Hossain was outstanding in the last match, taking two wickets and conceding only 18 runs. We pick him to be the highest wicket taker against Khulna Tigers in this match as well.